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Nature Inspires More Efficient Design For Capturing Solar Energy
2012-01-11 13:42:52

A team of researchers from MIT and Aachen University in Germany have engineered a new kind of concentrated solar power (CSP) plant that allows for a greater yield of energy on a smaller area of land. And the progressive-thinking scientists say they got their inspiration for the design from was Mother Nature herself. In the journal Solar Energy, the transatlantic team recently reported that by arranging the mirrors, or ℠heliostats´, of solar devices in spiral formations they can...

2011-04-12 14:14:45

Google said on Monday that it has invested $168 million to help complete the construction of one of the world's largest solar energy power plants. Bright Source Energy is developing the plant, which is located in California's Mojave Desert. It will generate 392 gross megawatts (MW) of clean solar energy when it is completed in 2013, enough to supply power to 85,000 homes a year. "That's the equivalent of taking more than 90,000 cars off the road over the lifetime of the plant, projected to...

2010-06-03 13:23:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received an award of up to $10.2 million from the Department of Energy to design and develop technologies aimed at significantly lowering electricity costs using a Concentrated Solar Power Tower with Thermal Storage (CSP Power Tower). Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "This award is a key step in reducing the cost of solar power to levels competitive with fossil...

2009-10-26 08:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Colin Lippincott Director, Renewable Energy Markets FreeWave Technologies, Inc. Colin Lippincott is the director of renewable energy markets at FreeWave Technologies, Inc. Mr. Lippincott has served in senior management positions at FreeWave since joining the company in January 2003. He led sales for the company to record revenues every year. In his current position, he...

2009-09-10 12:13:25

Google has failed to come up with sufficient breakthrough investment ideas within the green technology sector,  but the company continues to work on develop its own new mirror technology that effectively cuts the cost of building solar thermal plants by 25 percent or more. "We've been looking at very unusual materials for the mirrors both for the reflective surface as well as the substrate that the mirror is mounted on," head of the company's green energy sector Bill Weihl told Reuters...

2009-04-27 13:49:00

- Performance of power tower plant, PS20, exceeded design output during three-day production and operational testing period. - New 20-megawatt solar power plant will produce enough energy to supply 10,000 homes. DENVER, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the conclusion of the successful three-day production and operational testing period, Abengoa Solar has begun commercial operation of the new PS20 solar power tower plant located at the Solucar Platform, near Seville (Spain)....

2008-10-30 18:00:25

Argonaut Private Equity is expanding its investment in the global solar market with an increased stake in SolarReserve, a Santa Monica-based developer of utility scale renewable energy solar power plants. This funding announcement comes on the heels of a handful of investments Argonaut has made in the renewable energy sector over the past several years. SolarReserve develops power plants that generate electricity from the sun's heat. Solar thermal power plants capture the sun's thermal...

2008-10-22 18:00:22

Floyd Associates, a privately held consulting firm with operations in strategic development, investment banking, and mergers & acquisitions, announced today that it has completed and published a research report about the global solar power industry. Given the size, population, resources, and level of technology development in the United States, the US solar market is believed to be the most underexploited in the world. The US solar market has experienced fantastic growth over the last...

2008-10-10 09:00:45

Siemens Energy has announced that it will supply an industrial steam turbine for commercial solar tower power plants at the Solar Tres project, which will be built by Sener with a capacity of 19MW at a site in the vicinity of Seville in Andalusia, Spain. For the Solar Tres project, Siemens will supply an industrial steam turbine specially adapted to meet solar technology requirements. The turbine is expected to become a reference product for solar tower power plants. In the Solar Tres...

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